In further devastating news brought to you by 2020: Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown has called it quits with his fiancé Ian Jordan after ten years together.
Sharing the unfortunate news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Karamo, revealed that the couple, who had postponed their nuptials due to COVID-19, had parted ways a few months ago.
“[The wedding] was postponed because of the pandemic, but now it’s actually postponed officially, ’cause my fiancé and I, we were together for 10 years, and we broke up about three and a half months ago,” the 39-year-old explained.
On why the split occurred, Brown admitted that the pair may have been growing apart.
“We were distracted by so much—with the kids and our careers—that during that time, I had to really say, ‘How is our communication? How is other parts of our lives? Are we growing in the same place?’,” he told guest host Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss.
Being the wise life coach, we know him to be in Queer Eye, Brown reflected on the difficulties of a long-time breakup.
“You know, we’re not 20 anymore, so it wasn’t just, ‘Oh, I’m not going to text you anymore’—it was like,’We have a family and a home. How do we separate this?’ And it was hard. We went to virtual counselling; we did a lot of things.”
“But eventually I was like, this is a moment where I need to decide, is my happiness important? And once I made that decision, I said, you know, we are going to have to break up.”
The pair became engaged in 2018 when Brown popped the question to Jordan at his 40th birthday party.
According to a report by reports, he told Jordan “You make me feel like I can do anything. I hope that we can conquer the world together for the rest of our lives.”
Luckily, the two remain friendly.
“It’s very nice when it’s like, ‘I still love you and support you,’ and I want him to be happy, he wants me to be happy,” he said.
“But yeah, no more wedding… so if y’all got any friends! I’m lying, I’m not ready to move on that quick, I’m not ready.”
Brown is a father to two sons, Jason, 23, and Christian, 20, who both seemed close with Jordan.